Checklist Greece; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 77 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Greece. It's based on Dijkstra and Lewington's Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe (2006), on the Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies (Boudot & Kalkman (eds.), 2015), and - in a handful of cases - on new area records. Please click here if you would like to see the list below with the English common names.

The list below is sorted alphabetically on the species' scientific names. Clicking on a species name in the list allows you to then cycle through the entire checklist for the area Greece by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted as per our overall checklist, please click here.

Note: if you believe a species is missing from the checklist below, please do email us at with the new information, together with the relevant source(s) and references. If we agree that the new information is indeed valid, we will update the checklist as soon as possible.

Please click on a species name below to see our 20 photographs of that species.

#Scientific name
1Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
2Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
3Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
4Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
5Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
6Anax immaculifrons Rambur, 1842
7Anax imperator Leach, 1815
8Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
9Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
10Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845)
11Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
12Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
13Ceriagrion georgifreyi Schmidt, 1953
14Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789)
15Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
16Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
17Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
18Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
19Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
20Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
21Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
22Cordulegaster helladica (Lohmann, 1993)
23Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979
24Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845
25Cordulegaster picta Selys, 1854
26Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
27Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
28Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842)
29Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
30Epallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840)
31Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
32Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
33Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
34Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
35Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850
36Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
37Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
38Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
39Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
40Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
41Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
42Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
43Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
44Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
45Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
46Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
47Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)
48Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
49Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
50Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
51Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
52Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
53Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839)
54Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
55Orthetrum sabina (Drury, 1773)
56Orthetrum taeniolatum (Schneider, 1845)
57Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)
58Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)
59Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
60Pyrrhosoma elisabethae Schmidt, 1948
61Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
62Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)
63Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001
64Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
65Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
66Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
67Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
68Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
69Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
70Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
71Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
72Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
73Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
74Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
75Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807)
76Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839)
77Trithemis festiva (Rambur, 1842)